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Mekong

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  1. None, since I don’t know what a Bull Tahr is. Is it related to an Ogre or a Leprechaun?
  2. !But your average criminal does not arm themselves with an AR-15 assault rifle and shoot up schools now do they Australia, Germany, UK, all have gun controls and the criminals still get hold of guns, it in Australia for example the gun death rate is 1.04/100,000 compared to USA rate of 12.21/100,000. Do you really think that criminals in other countries don’t have guns just because they are controlled? I have heard some pathetic arguments for not imposing gun controls, but sure this one has to be amongst the most unintelligent yet. Gun Controls are not about disarming people but restricting the types of weapons they can purchase, you know the same as the purchase and carrying of certain knifes is restricted.
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    Them They ?

    The reason it looks strange is because most people follow the S’ rule that does not exist, and S’s is rarely seen even though it is also correct.
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    Them They ?

    First look at the context, Plural or Possessive. The Plural of Lotus is Lotuses or Loti so not that For Possessive both s’ and s’s there is no hard and fast rule, but usual to chose on and stick to it, i.e. either all s’ or all s’s. it appears that you were taught English incorrectly. But don’t worry many were, including us Brits the inventors of the damn language. Another bullshit rule is “I before E except after C” So what about, Efficient, Science, Sufficient, Proficient and so on for after C words or Neither, Weird, Foreign, Leisure, Height, Protein for E before I after C These so called “Rules” are just lazy generalizations made up by teachers who don’t know the subject themselves.
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    Them They ?

    Purely Tongue in Cheek, you know us Brits we take the piss nothing meant by it 🙃
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    Them They ?

    No, I am Ding a ding a dang a dong dong ding dong dingy dang son of a gun. I also happen to speak English English, I was at a Grammar School which was established before 1840, as opposed to the bastardised Kiwi English spoken by you colonials
  7. 1997 the Great Tom Yam Kung Crisis oh happy days. 25 years ago now, where the hell does time go to. Those days will never return.
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    Them They ?

    All I can say then is that your relatives were not trained by native English speakers. They / Them has been used as non bender singular for Centuries well before “Gender-Various” (TM Coss 2022) picked up on it. For example, Give them enough rope, implies singular is going to hand themselves not a group of people. I’ll give them a bell, implies making a phone call to one person and not multiple of people What you are seeing is the contemporary use of They / Them as a bender neutral pronoun, they (plural) have hijacked the words. Other words which some think are exclusively plural but also singular include ”Our” especially in “Our Kid” a colloquial Northern English term meaning “My Sibling” ever to this day, when my sister emails or phones me her salutation is “ alright out kid” “Us” us can mean me, as in giv us a bell ( give me a phone call) and best summed up by Yozzer Hughes in Boys from the Blackstuff and his infamous Gis (Give us) a Job
  9. Your previous bills will demonstrate a problem, if previous months around (x) units and then last one 4 (x) units. So as long as not mining Bitcoin or built a massive extension with multiple additional AC units, then either been tapped by a neighbour, Meter misread or Meter gone haywire.
  10. Well if your bill is 4x normal someone is using it and not due to the price increase. They have gone up but not that much It went up from 3.53 to 4.00 THB a 0.47 / 13% rise May-August and will increase again to 4.4 THB a 0.4/ 10% rise for September-December You are saying yours has gone up 400%, well above the 13% rise, are you mining Bitcoin per chance? Price Rise
  11. I would defiantly go with lower rail height on balcony, 800mm is less than inside leg of a 6 foot Farang. One of the first things I did when I bought my apartment was to have an extra rail fitted to bring mine up to 1200mm or so, i.e. above waist level.
  12. Not just in the USA, many people in the UK (Still read UK Papers to see the idiots I escaped) caught and prosecuted for video evidence on their phones and even posts on Tik Tok and Facebook. If you post a video of oneself speeding at 140 MPH in a stolen Audi, or a Photo of yourself with piles of cash bragging about drug dealing, most likely to get caught. These insecure attention seekers are surprised when the cops come a knocking after their 15 minutes of fame. American artist Andy Warhol once said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." In an era of reality TV and YouTube, it appears that his prediction has come true, and is very relevant in todays digital age.
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    Polar Bears

    Now you are lying, “The Continued burning of Oil and Gas will result in massive global climate change” is an incorrect statement it should read “The Continued burning of Fossil Fuels without utilizing Carbon Capture Technology will result in massive some global climate change”
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    Polar Bears

    Saw that article yesterday and thought “The Tree Huggers Have Been Lying To Us” Well I Never
  15. WTF is a Standee? STANDEE a person who stands, especially in a passenger vehicle when all the seats are occupied or at a performance or sporting event. STANDEE (Standy) DISPLAY (AKA Cardboard Cutout) a large, self-standing advertising display. Often used to promote movies, products or events, or increasingly for point-of-sale advertising. Does nobody use correct English anymore, Malapropism is alive and well.
  16. But the article does not reveal the source, only the date Source. … a place, person, or thing from which something comes or can be obtained This is akin to stating the source of Covid, which has many proposed sources such as wet markets or Lab produced, as 2019 Americans just don’t get English.
  17. You are making out as if he has cancelled all student debt, whereas in fact it is 110,000 who had to meet strict criteria (Teachers, Government Employees, Low Income, over 20 years etc) out of the 43 Million outstanding loans. The Democrats have wiped out 1.46% of Student Debt doesn’t make great headlines for Republicans I guess.
  18. I have an image of Coss doing a 360 up Queen Street in Auckland with Crackling Rose on the 8 Track!
  19. Not used torrent sites for over 10 years now, with all the streaming media available nowadays it just doesn’t seem worth the effort. Last TV show I downloaded was Underbelly Season 4, just seen that Season 7 was released this year. I used to use Vuze, had to Google if still active, and it is. Here is a list of Vuze Alternatives Nowadays I am OK with Disney+ and Netflix
  20. From iPod to Rover P6 in 6 posts hehe iPod 21 Years Production. 459 Million Sold Rover P6 14 Years Production. 322,302 Sold One was slightly more successful than the other
  21. The Rover P6 was built for high speed rather than power. At the time of its launch Motorways with no speed limits were being built in the UK and the P6 could cruise at 90 MPH all day, it just took it half a bloody day to get up to 90 though. 8 Track players were fitted to “Executive” vehicles but not to Mini’s, Anglia’s and the like. As stated, portable players were only for US market, and even then as rare as rocking horse droppings.
  22. Only available in USA not UK. EveChamps has already indicated from the UK by stating prices in £ and not $. Over to you Baa :)
  23. Are you forgetting the S&P falling from 3380 to 2304 in March 2020? That is a fall of 1076 in 34 days, a bit worse than 427 in 52 weeks. Markets are down globally and some how it is all Biden’s fault.
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